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  • New Book: The Human Side of Agile

    by Shane Hastie on  Oct 08, 2012

    Gil Broza has written a book focusing on the people factors that are needed for successful agile adoption and transformation in an organization. He offers advice targeting leaders at all levels.

  • Agile and SOA, Hand in Glove?

    by Mary Beijleveld on  Feb 02, 2010

    Agile is the hand that works in the glove. SOA is the glove, the scope is enterprise wide. Most principles of SOA and Agile are not in conflict. When they are, they keep each other sane. Agile development without a clear vision of the goals and objectives of the company is futile. SOA without a clear vision how to make it real using agile development principles is a waste of time and money.

  • Book Review: Agile Adoption Patterns, A Roadmap to Organizational Success

    by Ryan Cooper on  Jul 21, 2008 2

    Ryan Cooper reviewed Amr Elssamadisy's new book and found it a useful framework for designing customized adoption strategies. Rather than a single recipe of Agile practices for everyone, the reader is offered patterns and tools to help determine which practices will most effectively help them reach their own organization's specific goals.

Choose Feature Teams over Component Teams for Agility

Posted by Craig Larman & Bas Vodde on  Jul 15, 2008

Feature teams are key to scaling agility for large teams. In an excerpt from "Scaling Lean and Agile Development," Larman & Vodde show how feature teams resolve traditional problems & raise new issues 2

Improvement, Success and Failure: Scrum Adoption in China

Posted by Jacky (Jian) Li , translated by Jacky (Jian) Li   on  Apr 16, 2008

This study by InfoQ China looked at 5 cases of Scrum adoption, and asked: Why Scrum? How did you adopt it? What problems, successes or failures did you encounter? One finding: improvement success! 1

Book Excerpt: Scaling Software Agility

Posted by Dean Leffingwell on  Apr 19, 2007

InfoQ brings you useful excerpts from "Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises" on how Agile offers competitive advantage, and why Waterfall doesn't work. 5

Case Study: Targeted Practice Adoption using Patterns

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy & John Mufarrige on  Jan 29, 2007

Teams new to Agile wonder which practices to start with, and which will most benefit their own context. This article proposes a customized adoption approach to help teams decide where to focus first.

Cultivating Agile Attitudes

Posted by Dafydd Rees on  Jan 08, 2007

When transitioning to agile, success requires a true change in behavior and outlook. Daffyd Rees shares advice on "Growing Agile Developers," "Creating Agile Coaches," "Weeding out Hidden Problems."

Adopting Agile Development Practices: Using Patterns to Share our Experiences

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy on  Nov 06, 2006

Amr Elssamadisy tells how participants at XPday Montreal focused on the dynamics of adoption, rather than the structure resulting from adoption, to compile Agile adoption patterns helpful to novices. 1

Book Excerpt: Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash

Posted by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck on  Sep 18, 2006

In 2003 Mary and Tom Poppendieck adapted the principles of Lean manufacturing for software development. Now their second book offers practical help for readers implementing Lean software development. 6

What is Agility, and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Mishkin Berteig on  May 16, 2006

Coach Mishkin Berteig tells stories and gives background about Agile, a set of practices and principles to make work more effective by empowering teams, amplifying learning, eliminating waste. 4

Being Agile Without Going Overboard

Posted by Venkat Subramaniam on  May 10, 2006

What does it mean to be agile? Is it unit testing, continuous integration, following XP, Scrum? Venkat Subramaniam discusses how to introduce agility into a project in trouble and not currently agile. 1

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